Kentucky lawmakers adjust schedule amid coronavirus outbreak

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s legislature will take a weeklong break because of the coronavirus outbreak. Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne made the announcement Thursday. The main priority is to pass a new state budget. The adjusted schedule would have lawmakers adjourn until returning to the Capitol for a one-day session on March 26. They would meet again April 1 with the goal of passing the budget. Lawmakers would return later in that month to take up any vetoes by Gov. Andy Beshear.